Betsy DeVos will harm the U.S. education system. Her longstanding views on using education "to advance God's kingdom" is worrisome to those who want to uphold the separation of church and state in public schools, according to Mother Jones. The article raises the issue of her preference for charter and private Christian schools over public schools, which may result in a redirecting of funds from public schools to private, religious-based schools. Her support for private charter schools that have no state oversight is also worrying, says Mother Jones.
The new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will be good for the U.S. education system. DeVos aims to minimize federal bureaucracy, which will let families and communities have more say in their children's education. Bruce Ashford of Fox News notes that she will likely promote more school choices for financially disadvantaged families and communities, who will be able to build their own and/or choose which educational insititutions to attend. Ashford notes that DeVos is a philanthropist with experience working with politicians and policy makers.